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August 01, 2014


Press Release: Smithy's Promotions has announced its next show for Toowoomba, Australia, set to take place on October 31st. Local fisherman and current Queensland welterweight champion Kris "The Silencer" George, (6-0) is set to move down a weight class and take on Brazil's Fernando Ferreira Da Silva, (32-4-1). The venue will be Rumours International.

George, who is trained by Craig Monagle out of Trading blows gym, is coming off a knockout victory over previously undefeated Ozan Craddock. However he faces a different beast in Da Silva, one of the top junior welterweights in Brazil and someone with a wealth of experience, especially when compared to Kris. He has fought for and won multiple regional titles and most recently lost a points decision over twelve rounds to Jeff Horn (8-0-1).

Monagle believes this is a great fight for Kris. "We have sat down and watched videos of Da Silva and he is a very tough opponent," said Monagle. "We have a lot of respect for him but in saying that I believe Kris can win this fight."

Kris will also be stepping down from the welterweight division where he previously campaigned to the junior welterweight division. This will be the beginning of what will hopefully be a successful campaign for the Toowoomba boxer and another one of the numerous challenges he faces in this bout. However George is hardly fazed.

"I can't wait for this great opportunity to step up in class and take the next step in my boxing career," said George.

"I can guarantee come fight night it won't matter who is in the other corner, I'll be ready to put on a show."

Promoter Brendon Smith says Kris George is taking a big risk against Da Silva. "This is a very exciting opportunity for Kris," said Smith. "There is a big risk for Kris in this fight but there is also a very big reward if he can overcome this challenge. This is another big fight for Toowoomba and I am looking forward to locking in many more for our next show."

The show will feature a full card that will be announced soon.

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